The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Psychology skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Psychology over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Psychology
England / South East
Rank 223 255 -
Rank change year-on-year +32 -  
Contract jobs citing Psychology 22 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.28% 0.076% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.094% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 0
Median daily rate £488 £328 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.85% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 - -

Psychology is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6315 7428 7722
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.49% 81.17% 79.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3641 4585 4239
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 265 271
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £48.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Psychology
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Psychology as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Psychology in the South East

Psychology
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Psychology in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Psychology in the South East

Psychology
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Psychology in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Psychology in the South East

Psychology
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Psychology within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Sussex +8 11 £500 +52.67% 1
Berkshire - 6 £400 -
Surrey +18 2 - -
East Sussex - 2 £475 -
Kent - 1 £400 -
Psychology
England

Psychology
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Psychology also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Psychology.

1 27 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
1 27 (79.41%) Usability Testing
2 26 (76.47%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (73.53%) Degree
4 24 (70.59%) Market Research
4 24 (70.59%) Customer Insight
5 22 (64.71%) Ethnography
5 22 (64.71%) Service Design
5 22 (64.71%) Guerrilla Research
5 22 (64.71%) Cognitive Psychology
5 22 (64.71%) Human Factors
6 15 (44.12%) User Experience
7 14 (41.18%) User Stories
8 5 (14.71%) Information Architecture
8 5 (14.71%) Wireframes
8 5 (14.71%) Axure RP
9 4 (11.76%) Marketing
9 4 (11.76%) Advertising
10 3 (8.82%) HTML5
10 3 (8.82%) CSS3
10 3 (8.82%) Analytics
10 3 (8.82%) Prototyping
10 3 (8.82%) HTML
10 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
10 3 (8.82%) CSS
10 3 (8.82%) jQuery
10 3 (8.82%) Open Source
11 2 (5.88%) Use Case
11 2 (5.88%) Process Management
11 2 (5.88%) Scrum

Psychology
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (5.88%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (2.94%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (2.94%) Google Analytics
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (11.76%) Advertising
1 4 (11.76%) Marketing
2 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (64.71%) User Researcher
2 6 (17.65%) User Experience Researcher
3 5 (14.71%) Designer
3 5 (14.71%) UX Designer
4 4 (11.76%) Digital User Researcher
4 4 (11.76%) Marketing Assistant
5 2 (5.88%) Administration Assistant
5 2 (5.88%) Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Graduate
5 2 (5.88%) Marketing Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Designer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior UX Designer
5 2 (5.88%) Support Assistant
5 2 (5.88%) User Experience Architect
5 2 (5.88%) User Experience Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) CSS
1 3 (8.82%) CSS3
1 3 (8.82%) HTML
1 3 (8.82%) HTML5
1 3 (8.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 26 (76.47%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (44.12%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
1 27 (79.41%) Usability Testing
2 24 (70.59%) Customer Insight
2 24 (70.59%) Market Research
3 22 (64.71%) Cognitive Psychology
3 22 (64.71%) Ethnography
3 22 (64.71%) Guerrilla Research
3 22 (64.71%) Human Factors
3 22 (64.71%) Service Design
4 14 (41.18%) User Stories
5 5 (14.71%) Information Architecture
5 5 (14.71%) Wireframes
6 3 (8.82%) Analytics
6 3 (8.82%) Open Source
6 3 (8.82%) Prototyping
7 2 (5.88%) Competitor Analysis
7 2 (5.88%) Ethnographic Research
7 2 (5.88%) Process Management
7 2 (5.88%) Scrum
7 2 (5.88%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (73.53%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (2.94%) ClickTale
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